38: Introduction to the Impact of Public Policy on Computer Graphics



Tuesday, Tutorial
3:30 – 5:15 pm
Room 206

This first course in the policy sequence provides computer graphics developers, users, and researchers with an overview of the impact of policy issues that are particularly relevant to computer graphics: use and protection of intellectual property, digital copy protection, deployment of broadband telecommunications, convergence of computing and television, and research support.

Prerequisites
No formal prerequisites, but an interest in the use of computer graphics by the general public and how policy affects our professional lives is useful. Only minor knowledge of computer graphics technology is required.

Topics
Overview of computing and public policy, deployment of broadband telecommunications, use and protection of intellectual property, digital copy protection, convergence of computing and television, research support, and public policy activities.

Organizer
Robert Ellis

Lecturers
Robert Ellis

Barbara Simons
Stanford University


Schedule


3:30 Introduction to Public Policy
Ellis and Simons
3:35 Overview of Computing and Public Policy
Simons and Ellis
4:00 Deployment of Broadband Telecommunications
Ellis
4:10 Use and Protection of Intellectual Property (IP)
Simons
4:20 Digital Copy Protection
Losch and Ellis
4:30 Convergence of Computing and Television
Ellis
4:40 Research Support
Ellis
4:50 Public Policy
Ellis and Simons
5:00 Discussion
Ellis and Simons




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